Eliza James, Professional Violinist
 
Eliza James has been a successful, working professional musician in Los Angeles since the age of 18. 

She performs regularly with artists such as Burt Bacharach, Paul Anka, Shakira, Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Pink, Daft Punk, Kanye West, P. Diddy, Yoshiki, Taylor Hicks, Cowboy Troy, Marco Antonio Solis, Googoosh, Roberta Flack, Mario Biondi, Gloria Gaynor, Anita Ward, Evelyn Champagne-King, Willie Chambers (The Chambers Brothers), Harry Connick Jr, David Gates/Bread, Bernadette Peters,Randy Travis, Billy Idol, Los Tri-o, Javuni, Rahzel, 3 Doors Down, Andrea Bocelli, Trulio Disgracias, Norwood Fisher (Fishbone), VTA Vincenzo Thomas Amato, Casey veggies, Candyman 187, Jordy Towers, JMSN, Jimmy Haslip, Oscar Seaton, Alejandro Sanz, Chris Botti, The Harlem Renaissance Jazz Orchestra, Oscar Peterson, Warren Hill, Diana Krall, Renee Olstead, Dave Schulz(Berlin), Cody Carpenter, Ben Dukes, Larry Bagby and The Calling.
 
She has performed on multiple occasions at the Grammys, the American Music Awards, the Academy Awards, the Women in Film Awards, the BET Awards, American Idol, the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hollywood Christmas Celebration At the Grove, the JC Penney Jam and the Sundance Film Festival.
 
Eliza is the featured solo violinist in Burt Bacharach and Paul Anka’s touring bands and has played the Wrightgaarden Langesund Summer Festival (Norway), the Milano Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festivals (Rotterdam Holland and Curacao), the Tokyo Jazz Festival, the Montreal Pop Festival, the Umbria Jazz Festival (Perugia Italy) and the Playboy Jazz Festival (Hollywood CA).  
 
She has toured the world performing in magnificent concert venues in Italy, Sicily, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Japan, Singapore, Australia, England, Scotland, Canada, Mexico,Brazil, Spain, Curacao and Israel.

Eliza is well-versed in many styles of music including classical, pop, country, hiphop, blues, rock and Persian/middle-eastern. Residing in Hollywood California, she performs on major motion picture soundtracks/scores some of which include March of the Penguins, Talladega Nights, The Conjuring, "The Devil's Carnival (directed by Darren Bousman)",  A Lot Like Love, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, and Unaccompanied Minors. Eliza also arranged/recorded all of the strings for Natalie Cole’s hit “Love Brought Me Back” now available in stores.
 
Eliza has worked with many producers & composers including Burt Bacharach, David Foster, Ted Pearlman, Marti Frederiksen, Bruce Robb, Skip Saylor, Joe Barresi, Don Cromwell (Air Supply), Justin Gariano, DJ Lethal, Bob Horn, Curt Piar, Mitch Marine, Marc Jordan, Mark Needham, Richie Stites, Lee Miles, Joe Bishara, Corey Wallace, Jamison Trotter and Nigel Starr.
 
Eliza’s extensive early classical training with teachers such as Brian Lewis, Maurice Sklar and Dorothy DeLay has given her a deep appreciation for music education and she continues to be an active member of the teaching community, encouraging other young artists to pursue their goals and musical aspirations.